The Agile team consisted of 11 employees who worked both locally in Texas and remotely in Mumbai, India. Among the members of the local Texas team were both sm and PO, as well as two engineers: a CTO and a lead developer. They worked from home three days a week, but they were at our headquarters for at least two days. DMs and POs were almost always present in the office. The Indian team consisted of seven engineers, one of whom was the supervisor and efficiently our team leader from India. The other members of the Indian team had several other roles in the development of our solution. The team has moved closer to the end of its current sprint and will hold its team back the next day. Fortunately, the timing worked. I was invited to participate in the retrospective and meet the entire Table 3 team. Divide groups of more than five people into subgroups.

In my experience, it is easier to first reach an agreement in small groups and then bring it back to the whole. It`s the story of how I was able to help a team I was coaching improve working relationships and work together to achieve better results. While the result of this trip has been a series of working agreements that reflect a new way of working, the story focuses on the team`s journey to find themselves and improve….